Golden Telecom and Alcatel-Lucenct sign FTTB deal

7 Feb 2008

Alcatel-Lucent has revealed that it has been selected by Golden Telecom to deploy its fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) network in ten cities, bringing triple play services to new markets. Alcatel-Lucent says it will supply Golden Telecom with 25,000 OmniStack 6224 Ethernet Switches for the development of in-building and distributed access networks, and 365 OmniSwitch 6850 Layer 3 Ethernet Switches for the delivery of line-rate gigabit switching and routing performance. The move comes hot on the heels of the announcement by Russian mobile giant Vimpelcom that it was to acquire Telenor’s 18.3% stake in Golden Telecom.

Russia, Alcatel-Lucent